Broad Fest Lineup



2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

VIVER BRASIL honors Brazil's African legacy through bold contemporary dance theater and increases awareness of the rich history of Afro-Brazilian dance and music through performances, arts education, community engagement and an annual cultural immersion program to Salvador, Bahia, that engage a variety of communities from youth to adults and seniors. Through rigorous research and continuous dialogue with living masters and virtuoso musicians and choreographers in Bahia, Viver Brasil drives contemporary representations of Brazilian dance in the United States.

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

SHE SINGS SHE SWINGS is a young swing band influenced by French guitarist, Django Reinhardt, and American singers such as The Andrews Sisters and Ella Fitzgerald. In 2016, they met at a coffee shop in Long Beach, California. Since then, they have performed for various fundraising events, private events, wineries and venues such as The House of Blues, The Grand Annex, and Downtown Disney. With an eager desire to grow as musicians, they have traveled to different Django festivals around America to attend formal workshops and concerts. Together, they create a unique and dynamic group that will take you back to the early and mid 1900's.

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM

BOOGALOO ASSASSINS* are a Los Angeles-based 12-piece Latin band with a sound and style inspired by the Latin Boogaloo, Latin Soul, Salsa, and Latin Funk records of the 1960’s and 70’s. The group’s self-released 2013 vinyl debut “OLD LOVE DIES HARD” spawned the 7” underground cross-over hit single “No No No”, which received regular club and radio airplay around the globe, from BBC Radio 6’s Gilles Peterson to Santa Monica’s KCRW 88.9 to NYC’s pioneering hip-hop Dj Tony Touch. *Performance is sponsored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.



2:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 3:00 PM, 3:30 PM

Elemental Music was created by a SMMUSD teacher to engage young players through ensembles from an early age, helping develop both technical and musical skills that prepare them for continued study at the middle and high school levels.

4:00 PM, 4:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 5:30 PM

The music programs and curriculum at Santa Monica College provides educational opportunities designed to cultivate a musical, expressive, and artistic community, and to meet the needs of students who wish to explore and expand their knowledge, performance skills, and experience of music. Students have the opportunity to participate in individual and group music instruction, the study of the history of musical traditions of the world, vocal and instrumental ensembles, and the study of theory and musicianship. The curriculum serves music majors, general education transfer students, vocationally-oriented students, and the broader community.


2:00 PM – 5:45 PM
DJ - ANTHONY VALADEZ can be heard hosting Monday nights on KCRW in Los Angeles. He was voted Best DJ in LA by the LA Weekly Readers Poll in 2016. Valadez traveled the country documenting festival experiences for FUSE TV in addition to hosting 3 seasons of Crate Diggers. He has opened for the likes of Prince, Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, Sly Stone, Ben Harper, Little Dragon and more. 



2:15 PM - 2:50 PM

FAMILY DANCE JAM offers inter-generational movement workshop for families. Part open play, part directed experience, families move in a playful environment across the dance floor, making deeper connections with each other and their bodies. Facilitators guide families at the jams but each participant adds to the direction of the experience by their own explorations and interests. It is a wonderfully creative way to spend time together as a family.

3:15 PM - 3:50 PM

VIVER BRASIL will conduct a samba class that includes the popular samba de roda [circle samba] and also include contemporary Bahian Carnival samba reggae and samba afro dances which blends samba, orixa dance movement, and homegrown movements created in the 1970s, celebrating Afro-Brazilian political and cultural strengths.

4:15 PM - 4:50 PM – Ballroom
5:30 PM - 6: 05 PM – Salsa

ARTHUR MURRAY DANCE CENTER is the leading premier, ballroom and social dance studio in Santa Monica. With their catalog of expert and award-winning dance instructors, they teach people of all ages, interests, and ability. As an active member of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, Arthur Murray Dance Center is dedicated to educating our community with the love of dance in all its forms.



reDISCOVER CENTER is a nexus for environmental sustainability and creativity using recycled materials. We achieve our mission and vision through strategic initiatives at our center with the reuse warehouse, gallery and event space, at schools and in the community.

PAINT : LAB is a walk-in art studio where people can experience, express and explore their creativity through the medium of paint without having to set up a studio at home. The staff at PAINT:LAB is made up of experienced painters and artists who provide a fun, creative environment. PAINT:LAB also offers two-hour workshops for those who wish to learn a new medium, art process or just brush up on their techniques. Their goal is to allow both painters and non-painters alike the opportunity of discovering the artist within.

 is the world’s premier live screen printing experience.  Attendees can personally interact with the screen printing process on-site to create their own unique pieces of wearable art. T-Shirts available for purchase at the festival.

CRAYON COLLECTION has a mission to inspire a commitment to environmental consciousness and the infusion of art education in underfunded schools.                                

offers many immersive experiences at The Broad Stage based on a fundamental belief in the importance of the arts. They create community, aid our self-expression, expand our global outlook and connect us all in powerful ways.



2:45 PM, 3:45 PM, 4:45 PM*, 5:45 PM
Sign up at the Welcome Table to get a wristband. Meet at the Photo Booth at your selected tour time.  Tours are first come first serve for the first 30 people.
*Wheelchair accessible tour


Open during Broad Fest
2:00 PM – 7:00 PM - Exhibition: Made in California: Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, curated by Billie Weisman, Foundation Director.